“In a time where blatant corruption is running rampant at the highest level of our government, Los Angeles residents deserve representation in our local government free from greed and deceptive practices. The recent indictments from the Department of Justice make clear that there are bad actors who have selfishly tainted the trust Angelenos have in our city officials and their ability to govern. While we have endorsed and supported Councilmember Huizar in past elections, Democrats will not tolerate illegal dealings or abuses of power. As a CD14 resident myself, I echo the call from Mayor Garcetti, Council President Nury Martinez and others calling for Councilmember Huizar to immediately resign, so City Hall can get back focusing on how to protect our city as we continue to navigate this pandemic."
“Tonight, Angelenos are coming together after witnessing yet another killing of an unarmed black male in America. Make no mistake, a pandemic has not stopped hate that has reverberated across this country for decades, exasperated even further by a lawless, racist and bigoted president and his administration. The murder of George Floyd this week in Minnesota at the hands of those sworn to protect and serve, and the seemingly never ending cycle of unnecessary deaths, continues to be a stark reminder that our country still has a serious problem. Black Lives Matter isn’t just a saying - it’s a reality, and LA County Democrats continue to stand with those demanding justice, accountability, and change”
“The Republican playbook has been the same for years, and frankly voters are finally starting to see it for what it is - voter suppression. The RNC and the CAGOP’s latest attempt to use the courts to gaslight supporters is another charade to confuse and deflect from their inaction on putting forth policies designed to help working class voters. California joins South Carolina, Utah, and 26 other states who allow vote-by-mail - are they suing Republican-led states, too? If you don’t want voters to vote, then don’t run to represent them. No one should have to choose between their health and their right to vote”
this Memorial Day
“We end this month, as we have for the past 152 years, honoring fallen Angelenos and Americans all across the country who have served in our Armed Forces and sacrificed their lives for our country.
From Civil Wars, to Vietnam, to the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, our young nation has been, and continues to be tested, at home and around the globe. Today we remember those patriots, women and men, black, latino, API, LGBT and more who sacrificed themselves in service to our nation.
As we continue to grapple with the effects of this pandemic, this start to our normal summer may look a little different, but one thing is for certain - it's continued to remind us about true sacrifice.
This Memorial Day, take a moment to reflect on those brave Americans who fought to ensure that we continue to maintain a healthy democracy, free from tyranny. Let us remember those that fought for our right to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. Let us honor those fallen services members and recommit ourselves to helping build a more perfect union.
Wishing you and yours a very thoughtful Memorial Day.”
The party of Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan has been fading in California for years: Democrats control every statewide office, dominate the Legislature and hold all but eight of the state’s 53 U.S. House seats. The GOP’s deficit in voter registrations: a staggering 4.4 million.
President Donald Trump fumed that a California special congressional election is a “Rigged Election!” because local officials opened an additional polling center to better accommodate voters who do not — or cannot — vote by mail.
With 81 percent of precincts reporting, Garcia led Democratic state Assemblywoman Christy Smith, 56 percent to 44 percent, but The Associated Press had not declared a winner. The special election for the remainder of former Democratic Rep Katie Hill's term in the Southern California district outside Los Angeles was conducted predominantly by mail, and ballots postmarked Tuesday but received by Friday will be counted.
Republican Mike Garcia leads Democrat Christy Smith in the CA-25 special election runoff, but no winner had been declared after counting paused early Wednesday morning. Meanwhile, Tom Tiffany will be the next member of Congress from Wisconsin, and there will be a 2018 rematch in NE-02.
“Tonight the Trump-Garcia-McConnell machine showed America that they will continue to deploy their dangerous tactics, buying and lying their way into an election. As we continue to grapple with the local and national affects of the coronavirus, Mike Garcia has fallen in line with Donald Trump in their attempt to destroy the Affordable Care Act, putting millions of Americans at risk. I know the Christy will be the voice Congress needs right now to ensure that our workers are safe and our families are secure. This fight in CA25 was never going to be over tonight. Trump, Mike Garcia and the Republicans have been put on notice, and they will do whatever they can do defeat Christy in November. There’s too much at stake, and LA Democrats look forward to the challenge ahead with Christy.”
“The NRCC and the Trump/Mike Garcia Republican Party are nothing if not consistent. Their latest tweet attack and attempt to suppress the vote is so on brand, they’re practically telling on themselves. The reality is, here in LA County and all across the country they are afraid of voters and democracy. Just ask Mitch McConnell - voter suppression is the only way they know they can win. We’re glad to have led the fight to ensure that all Angelenos in CA25 have an opportunity to vote in Tuesday’s Special Election and we’re going to keep making sure voters have that opportunity in November and beyond.”
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